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20 Attractions to Explore Near Hillend Loch

Hillend Loch
Hillend LochHillend Loch, Airdrie ML6 7BF, UK

Hillend Loch is an artificial lake, called a loch in Scots English, located to the east of Caldercruix in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is bordered on its south shore by the A89 road. The loch has a large catchment area in the hills which surround it and six feeder stream drain these hills and their moorland. It has a surface area of 345 acres and its surface is 650 feetabove sea level. The railway line between Airdrie and Bathgate runs along the southern shore of Hillend Loch

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Lily Loch
Lily Loch1.66 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Lilly Loch Reservoir is situated near to the Hillend Reservoir and supplies water to the Forth & Clyde Canal and the remains of the Monkland Canal.

Blawhorn Moss
Blawhorn Moss4.89 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Blawhorn Moss is a rare survivor of the raised and blanket peat bogs that once covered much of Scotland. It is the largest and least disturbed raised bog in the Lothians, and has been a National Nature Reserve since 1980. It is owned and managed by NatureScot, the public body responsible for Scotland's natural heritage.

North Calder Water
North Calder Water5.08 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The North Calder Water is a river in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It flows for 12 miles from the Black Loch via the Hillend Reservoir, Caldercruix, Plains, Airdrie, Calderbank, Carnbroe and Viewpark to the River Clyde at Daldowie, south-east of Glasgow. For the last 2 miles of its course, it forms part of the boundary between North Lanarkshire and Glasgow. The name Calder is thought to be Brythonic and to mean 'hard cold flowing' water.

Fannyside Lochs
Fannyside Lochs6.85 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Fannyside Lochs is a water feature in Scotland. Fannyside Lochs is situated northeast of Greengairs, close to Fannyside Lodge. The loch, 2¾ mile SE of Cumbernauld town, lies 550 feet above sea-level, and measures 6¾ furlongs in length by from 1 to 2 furlongs in breadth. It contains a few pike and perch, but no trout. The moor lies around the loch, chiefly on the N side, comprises upwards of 3 square miles, and has traces of a Roman road, running southward from Castlecary.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867

Palacerigg Country Park
Palacerigg Country Park7.52 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Palacerigg Country Park spans 300 hectares of grassland, woodlands, moorlands and ponds. The park hosts a variety of wildlife, wild deer, kestrels and two separate breeds of owl have been spotted in the park. The visitor centre is home to a museum and café and has a mural by the artist Alasdair Gray. There are 2 traditionally built longhouses which are used to demonstrate a variety of woodland crafts. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.

Airdrie Town Hall
Airdrie Town Hall7.89 KMs away from Hillend Loch

This is an events venue in Stirling Street, and also a Category B listed building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ScotlandThis traditional style town hall comprises of a large and a lesser hall. The large hall has a main hall and balcony. Seating 660 for a concert or conference. Also used for weddings and dinner dances. The lesser hall is situated on the upper level of the facility and has a capacity of 110.

Monkland Canal
Monkland Canal9.04 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The Monkland Canal was built primarily to bring coal into Glasgow from the Monklands to the east. Construction began in 1770 and the canal was opened progressively in sections. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also yu can spend some good time in its banks.

Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park9.13 KMs away from Hillend Loch

A beautiful 68 hectare visitor attraction near Whitburn with woodland walks, play area, picnic & BBQ facilities, Visitor Centre, golf course, driving range, bowling green and home also to the Scottish Owl Centre. It is adjacent to the M8 motorway, 2 kilometres east of the "Heart of Scotland" services at Harthill. It was developed on the estate of Polkemmet House, a country house which was demolished in the 1960s.

Cumbernauld House Park
Cumbernauld House Park10.36 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Cumbernauld House is an 18th-century Vivido Scottish country house located in Cumbernauld, Scotland. It has a well developed history, with ties to the Romans, Normans, James IV, Mary Stewart, Cromwell, Covenanters, and the Jacobites. More recently it has provided the people of Cumbernauld with attractive open space for relaxing and walking.

South Calder Water
South Calder Water10.47 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The South Calder Water, known locally as "The Cawder", or simply "Calder", is a river in Scotland. It runs west from the high plateau between Shotts and Fauldhouse to its joining with the much larger River Clyde. The river ends at Strathclyde Loch, where it used to join directly with the River Clyde. The River Clyde was diverted about 1 mile west of this point in the 1960s to create the large man made loch, which is now fed purely by water from the South Calder Water.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes10.65 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

Carfin Grotto
Carfin Grotto10.67 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life10.81 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, formerly known as Summerlee Heritage Park, is an industrial & social history museum in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is situated on the site of the Victorian Summerlee Iron Works and the former Hydrocon Crane factory. The main Hydrocon factory building became the museum’s exhibition hall but it has been substantially changed and adapted since. The museum aims to show Lanarkshire's contribution to engineering, mining, steel working, weav

The Time Capsule
The Time Capsule11.08 KMs away from Hillend Loch
Seabegs Wood
Seabegs Wood11.85 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Seabegs Wood was the site of a Roman fortlet on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. At Seabegs, the outline of Antonine's Wall, has lasted. Archaeologists from previous generations recorded this and stated that the ditch was deep and waterlogged. There is an underpass under thForth and Clyde Canal nearby known locally as the Pend.

Luggie Water
Luggie Water12.12 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The Luggie Water is one of two streams which flow out of Cumbernauld. The Scottish New Town’s name derives from the Gaelic for "the meeting of the waters" and it’s possible this refers to the Luggie Water and the Red Burn, both of which run through Cumbernauld but which never meet.

Falkirk Tunnel
Falkirk Tunnel12.30 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The Falkirk Tunnel, located just behind Falkirk High Station, was created nearly 200 years ago and was originally used for transporting coal, today it carries the Union Canal beneath Prospect Hill in Falkirk and connects Falkirk to the heart of Edinburgh. The Falkirk Tunnel is 630 meters long, 18ft-wide, 19ft-high and has a 5ft-wide towpath.

Watling Lodge
Watling Lodge12.55 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Watling Lodge is a long-buried Roman fortlet on the Antonine Wall, a fortification of turf and wood built over 1,800 years ago to define the limits of the Roman empire. It ran across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, and was protected by 16 forts with small fortlets between them. Around 7,000 soldiers were stationed on the Antonine Wall from countries as far away as modern Syria, Spain and Algeria.

The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel12.67 KMs away from Hillend Loch

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Tamfourhill, Falkirk, in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s. It opened in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project. It was the world's first and only rotating boat lift.

Broadwood Loch
Broadwood Loch12.68 KMs away from Hillend Loch

Broadwood Loch is a man-made loch with surrounding woodland, grassland and lowland peat bog habitats. The wildlife ponds are home to damselflies and dragonflies and swallows can be seen swooping overhead in summer. There is a circular walk round the loch.